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Food manufacturers slipping health into children's foods
Food Processing
Food formulators use stealth options for hiding nutrients and healthy ingredients in children's snacks, meals and beverages. New ingredients, methods and technologies are making this task even easier. More



Scientists defend safety of genetically modified foods
Los Angeles Times
To the naked eye, the white puffs of cotton growing on shrubs, the yellow flowers on canola plants and the towering tassels on cornstalks look just like those on any other plants. But inside their cells, where their DNA contains instructions for how these crops should grow, there are a few genes that were put there not by Mother Nature but by scientists in a lab. More

Automatically detect, manage food packaging supplier risks
Globe Newswire via Virtual-Strategy
There is a large shift in both consumer and manufacturer awareness in the latent but real risk that food packaging, and specifically food contact packaging, represents to the commercial viability of food as a finished good. Many manufacturers have begun to treat packaging like any other "ingredient," giving packaging and packaging suppliers the same scrutiny as they do with consumable ingredients. More

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Embracing green supply chain for sustainability, business edge
Consumer Goods Technology
Our world is changing rapidly; the forces of nature are wreaking havoc, shifting environmental and turbulent weather patterns and ongoing calamitous and extreme conditions, which all are pointing toward "sustainability" and "embracing green" as the only long-term solutions to help regulate the damage before it has severe consequences. More

Doctor shares weight-loss secret: Focus on frozen foods
EmaxHealth
Dr. Jessica Bartfield, an internal medicine physician who specializes in nutrition and weight management at Loyola University Health System, has a weight-loss secret that's also low-cost: Check your freezer. Frozen foods that are low-calorie, nutritious and portion controlled have several advantages as a dieting strategy. More

Make it Square, Make it Efficient

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US manufacturing expands at faster pace in October
The Associated Press via Food Manufacturing
U.S. manufacturing expanded for the second straight month in October, boosted by growth in new orders and production. The Institute for Supply Management said that its index of factory activity rose in October to 51.7, up from September's reading of 51.5. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. The ISM is a trade group of purchasing managers. Previous surveys showed manufacturing contracted from June through August. More

Common food preservative may slow, stop tumor growth
University of Michigan via ScienceDaily
Nisin, a common food preservative, may slow or stop squamous cell head and neck cancers, a University of Michigan study found. What makes this particularly good news is that the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization approved nisin as safe for human consumption decades ago, says Yvonne Kapila, the study's principal investigator and professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. More

Top trends for 2013: Aware shopper forces accountability
PR Newswire via U.S. Politics Today
As the U.S. food industry awaits a vote from California on the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organism ingredients, and several manufacturers face regulatory challenges over "natural" product claims, two of the key trends for 2013 are the "aware shopper" and "natural" cracks, according to Innova Market Insights. More


 

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